White Oak Manor, Shelby NC Fine Tuned Structures is the Structural Engineer of Record for the upgrade of this nursing facility located in Shelby historic downtown area. The Architect of Record is the renowned architectural firm of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture (MPSA). The project consists of partial renovation of the existing property, new roof over existing dining hall and new 16,000 sq. ft. wing with private patient rooms and a therapy suite. The existing building is one story structure. The new addition is in sloped terrain which gave the design team an opportunity to accommodate a basement storage under otherwise one story structure. The design team led by the project’s architect Mr. Stuart Barber, AIA chose light gage steel framing system for the cost and speed of construction as well as to achieve the code required fire safety for the occupants. The new roof over the dining hall is an approximately 10,000 sq ft free standing structure bridging over the existing building. Steel moment frames provide the lateral and vertical support for trusses spanning 75ft and forming a new hip roof. The new roof structure is entirely independent and located outside the dining hall which was required to remain fully operational during construction. The project team used BIM modeling and Autodesk Revit to facilitate coordination between all design disciplines. The design was completed in the spring of 2014. The construction took slightly over one year and project was finished in the summer of 2015.